Order of the Arrow

Achpateuny Chapter EmblemKola Lodge was formed in July 16, 1951.  The lodge was broken down into eight chapters in various locations in the council.  In the beginning, our Chapter was named Philowick.  10 years later, we were renamed to Achpateuny Chapter of Kola Lodge 464, and we continue to serve the same basic geographical area that we started with.  Our patch was created by one of our long time advisors, supporter, Vigil member, and it gives a beautiful picture of what our name means.

Achpateuny means “East Wind”.  We are all part of the Great Spirit of the Bear, and the Bear Claw points up for Luck! The Buffalo, on the patch is our traditional symbol.  Green represents the Grass. Brown represents Mother Earth. Yellow is for the Sunflower, and the petals represent the Indian month.  Blue is for the Sky and the Water. Orange is for the Morning Sun.  Can you find our East Wind Spirit in our patch?

The Achpateuny chapter covers the High Plains District with arrowmen in Akron, Yuma, Wray, Haxtun, Sterling and Sidney.

OA Meetings and Chapter Chief/Chapter Adviser Contact information:

For more information about the Order of the Arrow, Kola Lodge, or Achpateuny Chapter, please contact the Chapter Adviser, Casey Sievers.

The Achpateuny Chapter currently meets every 3rd Sunday of the month in Haxtun at the Haxtun Gun Club.  Sometimes there are changes to the time and place, depending on the weather or practice needs.  Please ensure you are on the chapter email by talking to the Chapter Adviser, Casey Sievers.

OA eligibility

Order of the Arrow provides more opportunities for Youth leadership (age 21 in OA), including higher levels up through National Chief, Fellowship and Service with other youth around the country, and a larger role in the future of Scouting and personal life. These are great reasons for recommending experienced youth.  Eligible nominees are recommended and approved by the Scoutmaster, and MUST be First Class, or higher, with at least 15 overnight campouts in the past 2 years. Of those 15 nights, only 5 nights may be included from long term/fixed base camps (Summer camp). Individuals should be considered strong leaders that willingly help younger Scouts with their advancement, and enjoy camping.

OA Troop Representatives and Adult Advisers

If your troop does not yet have an OA Troop Representative(OATR), you can serve in the office if you are an active and current OA youth member. Service as an OATR is a troop leadership position that counts toward Boy Scout rank advancement requirements, and helps your Unit OA members stay in touch with what’s happening in the Lodge and Chapter. Unit Advisers must also be Active(current).

The OA Troop Representative is appointed by the troop SPL, with the Scoutmaster’s approval, and then is supervised by the troop ASPL.

Contact the Chapter Chief or the Chapter Adviser(below) to learn how to register.

Find more information about the Troop Representative Job Description on the National OA website.

OA Unit Elections

Every year the Achpateuny Chapter of the Order of the Arrow will coordinate with each Troop for Unit Elections to select candidates for membership.

Unit Elections are conducted each year before March 31.  All unit elections MUST be conducted by a certified OA election team. Units may not conduct their own elections, even if they have OA members within their units.

Feel free to contact us before we contact you. please contact the Chapter Adviser, Casey Sievers.

OA Ceremonies Service

OA Chapter Chief and Chapter Adviser Contact information:

For more information about the Order of the Arrow, Kola Lodge, or Achpateuny Chapter, please contact the Chapter Adviser, Casey Sievers.